Danny Giraldo

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    over 4 years ago

    Beat the Heat - Bring Enough Water!

    There's a reason so many people flock south during the cooler months. The locals call them Winter Texans, and you can imagine that a place this popular for its mild winters can be a scorch fest in the summer. That being said, heed Warren's advice and pack enough water. Emory Peak is well worth the trip (and its a helluva long drive to miss out on the spectacular view from the top).

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    over 4 years ago

    Quick Fix for Waterfalls

    Hiking Clemmer Trail to Rainbow Falls is easily the one hike I've completed the most in the last 10 years, and it's ranked amongst my top three hikes to take family and friends on when someone's itching for a quick and easy getaway into the Cherokee National Forest. Ivan says it best: the trail is mostly easy-going for the first .75 mile until the creek crossings and then it steadily becomes a more moderate climb to the upper falls. This hike is definitely worth it! (Definitely go the extra mile and trek beyond the swimming hole)

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    over 4 years ago

    The Chattanooga Connection

    Who says you need to go into the wild to find adventure? Chattanooga is one such place that boasts the very best of outdoor and urban living, and the Walnut Street Bridge does more than just connect the North Shore to the heart of Chattanooga's Downtown via Ross's Landing, it harmoniously marries these two opposing concepts together. Whether you're crossing the span for lunch, or taking an evening stroll, or whether you're using it to commute to work or school, the Walnut Street Bridge is a must-cross in order to fully embrace all that the city has to offer. So next time you're in Chattanooga, do yourself a favor and take the pedestrian route. You'll be glad you did.